Sweden’s parliament has rejected a proposal of the far right to strip people convicted of terrorism of their nationality, as it voted in a new anti-terror law.
The anti-immigration Sweden Democrats’ put the bid to parliament on the same day that lawmakers in Paris voted in favour of a hotly contested measure to strip convicted terrorists of their French nationality.
But in Sweden, only the anti-migrant party’s 45 lawmakers voted for the introduction of the amendment. Another 236 voted against, while 16 MPs from the Left Party abstained.
Meanwhile, Sweden’s parliament adopted its new anti-terror law, which toughens existing legislation.
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